What Would You Serve For A Buffet Style Brunch?
If you were going to have a buffet style (informal) brunch at your house, what foods would you serve? If you can, please narrow it down to four or five items.
I actually am planning on having a buffet style brunch in a few weeks, but will need to do it on a tight budget. It will be an open house type event, so most people will be standing up while eating. I'd appreciate any ideas...thanks.
While we don't know how much you want to cook before hand for this brunch.... I suggest a variety of breads and sweet rolls, butters & cheeses, egg dishes, sliced meats and/or sausages, smoked fish, fruits, coffee & tea....a couple of simple desserts would finish off the buffet.
Depending on your guests - a Bloody Mary, Bellini, Mimosa... or fruit juice station would be nice as they arrive.
Pick and choose among the lot to come up with your own personal menu.
For stand up brunch events, finger foods or small bites work well. My fav "food carriers" are those gold & silver foil cupcake liners.
French toast triangles with maple glaze brushed over ahead of time
Fresh fruit (orange & grapefruit sections, pear sliced, pineapple work well) on skewers
Mini quiche (baked right in those cupcake liners)
Roasted potatoes or potato pancakes
Mimosa, bloody mary's or juice
Spiral cut ham, re-cut so it slices into smaller slices, frittata, mini-bagels w/various spreads, fruit salad...
It's hard to say exactly -- without knowing how many people and how tight a budget.
But some kind of fresh fruit -- sliced on a platter or a fruit salad would be important. Juices, coffee, tea, etc. Some kind of coffee cake or danishes, some quiche and/or a baked egg strata (with breakfast meat of some kind). It stretches the meat but makes a nice buffet. You could also do a baked french toast casserole with apples. THese things are nice because they can serve a lot of people, aren't expensive, and can be mostly made ahead and just cooked or reheated that morning. You might also want to do one lunch-type dish -- a chicken salad or small sandwiches. Enjoy!